Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Putting/Pulling Myself Back Together

Maybe its the past two mornings of 60 degree temps, or my body is finally healing, but I feel a LOT better than this time last week and weekend where I was prepared to just quit the sport because I had had it with just feeling slow/burned out/sore.

Hi there taper! Remember me?

I think mentally I am feeling better than physically. I just haven't been thinking about the race. All I have to do is pack, drive up there, check in and race. That.is.all. I have done this before, I can do it again.

Besides, I am looking forward to riding that course. It is broken up into so many pieces that mentally it goes by quick! Or maybe riding a 2:28 helped.

Maybe I should ride a 5 hour bike split? That should help get my legs loosened up for a marathon? RIGHT?!?!? Riiiiiiiiiiiight ;)

I will leave you now with a clip from one of my favorite comedians, Tommy Tiernan, with an Olympic themed act:

My favorite part: "Athletes would no longer represent countries, they would represent pharmaceutical companies."


12 comments:

  1. I heard that a good strategy is to try to have your bike and run times as close together as possible. So maybe shoot for 4.5 hours on the bike.

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  2. Yay taper!!

    I <3 all things Irish olympics:
    http://www.thatvideosite.com/v/5852

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  3. What have I taken from this post? That people wear god awful striped pants in Europe. Thank you for that.

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  4. Hope all the kings horses and all the kings men can put you back together by race morning. Best wishes for a great race. Looking forward to reading all the forthcoming race reports from the various folks in taper.

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  5. Am I the only person that loves taper? Guess I am truly lazy after all ;) I was always beat up in the end, but somehow you arrive on race day magically rested and repaired.

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  6. That is hysterical! I loved it, and I totally agree about letting everyone use steroids. They're doing it anyway. Just let it happen.

    Enjoy that Taper, buddy!

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  7. My right achilles is sore? It hasn't so much as barked at me since February? And my right shoulder had a little pain in it at the pool this morning? It hasn't hurt since 1998?

    Both mentally and physically, I am a wreck. Race day cannot get here soon enough.

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  8. I'd laugh but I am too damn tired.

    Victoria stole my strategy from IMWI last year.

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  9. "Two weeks of people just sprinting all over the place" hahaha!

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  10. Good Luck at the Ironman !!
    hope you guys have a fun trip and excellent race

    D

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